Brooklyn's Community Board 2 unanimously disapproved of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory's application for a liquor license last week. Located by the pier at Fulton Ferry Landing in Dumbo, the ice cream parlor draws crowds of tourists and local families during the summer months. Mark Thompson, one of the co-owners, tells the Brooklyn Paper he's not looking to open a bar, but "it upsets me because here I have all these people on the pier looking for something to do, and I can’t give them anything else. I just want to make the pier a positive experience instead of standing there and looking at the view." Because views are boring sober! In withholding support for the license application, which could still be approved by the SLA, members of CB2 expressed concern about serving alcohol in a place where “two disparate age groups” gather. Others felt there isn't enough space on the pier to accommodate crowds on a sugar high and booze buzz.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory Denied Booze License
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